Music anniversaries to be commemorated on January 31: births, premieres...

Thousands of anniversaries. In 2020, classical music and opera offer many opportunities for music lovers to commemorate composers, conductors, performers and operatic artists, to celebrate the first performances of essential works or the opening of emblematic concert halls. From January to December, there are 365 opportunities to revisit a repertoire, a recording or simply to explore 10 centuries of classical music. Something to satisfy all the inquiring minds.

January 31: Essential anniversaries

Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 31, there are no less than 74 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franz Wild (160th anniversary, Death), Gustav Walter (110th anniversary, Death), Valentina Aleksandrova (90th anniversary, Birth), George Benjamin (60th anniversary, Birth), Jürg Baur (10th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.

All important anniversaries to commemorate a January 31

 

January 31

2014

Irmgard Arnold, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, German singer and opera singer

Death (age 94)

2009

Erland von Koch, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Swedish composer, educator, conductor, organist and pianist

Death (age 98)

1996

1989

Yasushi Akutagawa, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Japanese musician and television personality

Death (age 63)

1983

Aleksandr Baturin, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Soviet opera singer (1904-1983)

Death (age 78)

1981

Erika Muniz, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Brazilian opera singer

Birth (39th anniversary)

1979

Olga Olgina, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Polish opera singer and music educator

Death (age 74)

1978

Margit Angerer, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Hungarian singer and opera singer

Death (age 82)

1976

1975

Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, organist, choir director, composer, music pedagogue, organ builder

Death (age 78)

1972

Nikola Matisic, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Swedish musician

Birth (48th anniversary)

1969

1965

Ofra Harnoy, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Canadian cellist

Birth (55th anniversary)

1964

Paolo Pandolfo, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Italian musician

Birth (56th anniversary)

Marina Mešerjakova, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Russian singer and opera singer

Birth (56th anniversary)

Jon Robert Cart, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (56th anniversary)

1963

Adine Fafard-Drolet, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Canadian opera singer (1876-1963)

Death (age 86)

1960

George <strong>Benjamin</strong> George Benjamin, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, British composer, conductor, pianist and teacher

Birth (60th anniversary)

David Riddell, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Danish composer

Birth (60th anniversary)

1958

1948

1945

Noah Creshevsky, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, American composer

Birth (75th anniversary)

1939

Chikashi Tanaka, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Japanese violinist and concertmaster (1939-2009)

Birth

1936

Hiroshi Hoshina, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Japanese composer, conductor and musicologist

Birth (84th anniversary)

1931

Nolan Van Way, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, American opera singer

Birth (89th anniversary)

1930

Valentina Aleksandrova, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Bulgarian opera singer

Birth (90th anniversary)

1927

Rudolf del Zopp, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Austrian actor, film director, screenwriter, singer and opera singer

Death (age 65)

1917

Henry Bracy, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Welsh opera singer and actor

Death (age 71)

1881

1871

Bohumil Tomáš, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, Czech conductor, composer and organist

Birth

1841

Michael Maybrick, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, b: 31 January 1841 - d: 26 August 1913 Michael Maybrick was an English composer and singer, best known under his pseudonym Stephen Adams as the composer of "The Holy City," one of the most popular religious songs in English

Birth

 

1759

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